Hi, I’m Andi Gordon. I am originally from Rhode Island, but moved to Jackson, WY in 1989. After 6 years of working on my recreational skills here in the valley, I went to the University of Utah and graduated with a Masters degrees in Physical Therapy in 2000. I then returned to the valley and worked as a physical therapist in both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic and rural physical therapy environments. In 2004, I moved to Spokane, Washington to specialize in Motion Analysis. I worked at Shriners Hospitals for Children in the Movement Analysis Laboratory. There we analyzed how children walked using a variety of high-tech and low-tech tools and equipment including: video analysis, physical exam, 3D infrared camera data collection, electromyography, energy expenditure, foot pressure analysis. The quantitative data collected during the evaluation assisted us in making treatment decisions and conducting research. As part of the mission we also engaged in teaching medical residents, ancillary personnel and students as well as the general public.
I have worked with a range of abilities, ages and cultures over the years from refugees to professional athletes and athletes with disabilities. I remain extremely interested in motion analysis, especially for walking, running and cycling. Restoration of movement dysfunction requires synthesis of multiple physical therapy evaluative and treatment skills (manual therapy, modalities, exercise prescription) in order to improve quality of life.
I have experience with:
- Orthopedic and sports physical therapy
- Evaluation and treatment of gait abnormalities
- Evaluation of children with cerebral palsy
- Total joint replacement
- Shoulder dysfunction
- Manual Therapy: muscle and joint mobilization, muscle energy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
- Therapeutic and functional exercise prescription
- Patient education
I am a member of the Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis Society and have a MS degree in Environmental Health from Harvard University (Chan School of Public Health).
I am interested in sustainability, conservation, individual and community well-being. I love being in the mountains, especially with my husband and dog– mountain or road biking, running, and walking. I also don’t mind an occasional sit on the couch to watch a movie or just listen to music. I love to travel and garden.